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Imagine what the government could do you.
-- tickets save one billion dollars forget the fourteen trillion dollar debt for the 500 billion dollar budget for this or that.
Just one billion dollars would allow the government.
To give the 101000 dollar raise to all 100000.
Troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.
It would allow the government to -- two million school children a brand new iPad to.
At this salary -- 50000.
Dollars a year they can hire 20000.
Now what -- told you there -- a plan a blueprint already existing to do just that.
Well the Government Accountability Office the GAO -- it's -- here in Washington.
Did and over 350.
Page study looking across every agency of the federal government.
And the results well they're quite remarkable.
Every single agency if the government's touched in some way.
By this report.
The report was prepared under the coordination the Patricia Dalton.
Chief operating officer of the GAO this report originated out of the mandate that we to look at -- that Rick Barnes and GAO to look at overlap.
Duplication fragmentation on in the annual basis.
For -- look at the entire government.
Our first report was issued in march of this year and it covers.
34 areas where we identify potential overlap duplication fragmentation across the government.
In addition we identified 47 areas where there's some potential cost savings -- felt that this report would be used as a vehicle.
An ally in the budget debates and it certainly has -- Since been issued.
And it would provide other.
Potential areas for the congress and the administration to look at to identify -- I think the report we get just got from GO I think that is constructive.
I think there -- duplicative programs around here.
That we could eliminate -- so I support I don't say this very often.
I'm glad -- asked -- that that was that's a step in the right direction with one billion dollars we did a little digging.
I -- you could give.
Troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan a 101000 dollar raise each of them tomorrow.
He -- two million school children brand new iPad -- for learning.
Imagine that the savings.
If you could save ten billion or even -- hundred.
Right exactly and that's why you know I think this report provides some targets of opportunity.
And whether it's one billion or ten billion.
That's money that can be spent in a better -- I would ask everyone of you look at this report.
Because none of this would run our families this way none of -- would run our businesses this way and there is tremendous potential.
Forrester accomplished great things for the American public and still take care of those Clinton require a safety man.
While eliminating duplication and the dollars that we're spending that we don't get anything in return.
Republican senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma requested the study.
The first of its kind what you should be appalled at is that congress in doing this job both in terms of oversight.
And then eliminating duplication let me just give me some examples just we have 47 job training programs we spend almost -- a billion dollars a year on them.
All but three of them overlap each of the others and there's not once studied to say any of them are effective in terms of job training.
Why would we have 47 job training programs why would we have a mall overlap and why would we test to see if there work.
Redundant and ineffective programs and by the government like a played.
For too long congress has punted on its responsibility to rein in wasteful spending and when I read this report.
I took the same feeling I had the same feeling as my constituents that I hated it how does this -- received on Capitol Hill in in by the administration.
It's been being very well received typically if -- mom.
First ball you know we government accountability office -- testified numerous times -- elements of this report.
And I think it's at least ten times if not more.
Also when we look at the administration.
They have that they are considering this report as they are developing their 2013.
The director of the Office of Management and Budget most recently issued destruction to all of the federal agencies all the cabinet agencies.
On what they should consider and developing.
Budget and one of those elements is this report.
Should the American people continue to be optimistic.
That whether it's led by the White House or senators like yourself for Republicans and in the senate and congress.
That perhaps we may be talking a year from now doctor Coburn in see the fruits of some of your labor in the GAO's report here.
You're not gonna see any fruits from it that we have a president that stands up and says I'm not son and any appropriation bill to you eliminate this duplication.
And we don't have one now a little -- we didn't have won the one before that will what do you need somebody tough in the White House that says.
The only way we're gonna fund the government to run the next six months for the next year is if you eliminate this place if you send me the bill I will veto the bill.
You'll have to override it now and I'm taken at the American people that you won't do your work.
You won't eliminate the waste fraud and abuse the duplication that's ongoing in the federal government -- the -- 350 billion dollars a year.
That's what we need we be courageous moral leadership summit will stand up for the best of this country in the long term.
Rather than for political expediency.
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